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By Michael Katakis

ISBN-10: 1471131459

ISBN-13: 9781471131455

A visceral and eviscerating lament for the us, the rustic Katakis enjoyed yet can not endure to reside in.

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a spot of huge goals, vibrant colors and sleight of hand. That position was once America.

One evening, traveling the place those that stay inside of illusions should not pass, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a light flag the place shadows accrued, revealing one other the USA. It was once a damaged position, bred from worry and mistrust - one thousand shards of glass - packed with a those that some time past had given away all that was once important; a those that were offered, for thus lengthy, a overseas betrayal that at last got here from inside, and for not anything greater than a handful of silver.

These essays, letters and magazine entries have been written as a farewell to the rustic Michael loves nonetheless, and to the spouse he knew as his 'True North'. a robust and private polemic, 1000 Shards of Glass is Michael's entice his fellow voters to alter their direction; a cautionary story to these around the globe who idealise an the United States that by no means used to be; and, crucially, a glimpse past the parable, to a rustic whose most sensible days might nonetheless lie forward.

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